F-104 Starfighter

Long obsolete as a fighter, Lockheed’s F-104 still makes an impressive lawn ornament. This F-104A guards the grounds of the National Museum of the US Air Force at Dayton, Ohio.

Magazine Articles and Photos:

Irving Stone “USAF Shows Unique Details of Lockheed Starfighter” Aviation Week April 3, 1956 p.34-37 7 photos

Photo: “F-104’s Supersonic Wedges” AW October 15, 1956 p.29

“New F-104 Two-Seat Version” AW February 18, 1957 p.81 3 photos

Photo: “F-104 Inlet Uses Two Boundary Layer Bleeds” Aviation Week July 1, 1957 p.27

Photo: “Ventral Fin Stabilizes F-104A” Aviation Week August 12, 1957 p.71

Photo: “Rocket Engine Placement Shown on NF-104A” Aviation Week & Space Technology August 5, 1963 p.116

Photo: “USAF/Lockheed NF-104A Astronaut Trainer” Aviation Week & Space Technology August 9, 1965 front cover

C.M. Plattner “Space Training Flights in NF-104A Near” Aviation Week & Space Technology August 9, 1965 p.80-85 4 photos

“Lockheed F-104C Starfighter Camouflaged” Aviation Week & Space Technology February 21, 1966 p.22 1 illustration

Newspaper Articles and Photos:

“Jet Sets Record; Tops 103,000 Feet” New York Times December 16, 1959 p.19 c.1 1 photo